GIANTS ace Robbie Paul has more reason than most to love the RL Challenge Cup.
But the player who made his name via the 1996 final, even though his side Bradford were beaten by St Helens at Wembley, says Huddersfield must put the competition firmly to the back of their minds.
The Kiwi scrum half, who scored a hat trick of tries and won the Lance Todd Trophy in the big match a decade ago, wants 100% focus on the resumption of Super League action at home to Catalans Dragons on Sunday (3.00).
Paul, who has played in five finals and collected two winners' medals, said: "The Challenge Cup is still a great competition, and to be just one game away from the final is great.
"It will be hard, especially for the players who haven't been lucky enough to make the final before, but we must put the semis right to the back of our minds, because we have big ambitions for Super League this year.
"After a poor spell, we're pleased with our current form, even though we lost our last league game over at Hull.
"But we have to keep things going and that means getting a win against Catalans."
* The Giants' away game with Catalans, on Saturday, September 9, will now be played in Perpignan, not Narbonne.